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Fort Peck Reservation Information 2007, Montana

     The Fort Peck Indian Reservation, the second largest  of Montana’s reservations, is located in northeastern  Montana and includes parts of Valley, Daniels, Sheridan  and Roosevelt Counties. The reservation is located forty  miles west of the North Dakota border and fifty miles  south of the Canadian border. The Missouri River borders  the reservation on the south. Minor tributaries of the  Missouri River cut through the reservation’s rolling hills  and plains. The Fort Peck Indian Tribe adopted a written  constitution in 1927.

Characteristics

Unit

Total 1/

American  Indian Operators 2/

Characteristics

Unit

Total 1/

American Indian
Operators 2/

Farms  

Number

687

167

Operators

Number

1,003

190

Land in Farms  
Reservation Acres in Farms

Acres
Acres

2,026,162
1,303,271

653,115
595,674

Operator Gender

Male
Female

730
273

132
58

Total Cropland

Farms
Acres

641
1,035,649

157
189,244

Primary

Occupation

Farming
Other

625
378

107
83

Harvested Cropland

Farms
Acres

517
631,763

133
108,853

All Operators

Average Age

55.7

54.5

 Irrigated Land

Farms
Acres

102
28,485

32
7,531

Operators Living

on Reservations

715

138

All Wheat for Grain

Farms
Acres
Bushels

354
452,459
10,675,287

74
66,663
1,585,344

Barley for Grain

Farms
Acres
Bushels

54
11,304
430,763

5
510
17,944

Forage Land

Farms
Acres
Tons, dry

316
87,983
125,632

93
31,939
43,567

       

Horses and Ponies Inventory

Farms
Number

195
2,082

69
911

Horses and Ponies Sold

Farms
Number

42
277

15
90

Cattle and Calves Inventory

Farms
Number

297
50,916

79
14,896

Cattle and Calves Sold

Farms
Number

289
38,120

71
10,989

1/ Data are for farms and ranches reporting at least some agricultural production on reservations during 2007.
2/ At least one of the reported operators (out of a maximum of three) is self-identified as American Indian either exclusively or in combination

with other races.